041, Lake District, 1-4 Jan 1995

1-4 January 1995, Martha. YHs. Sun: Bowfell from Old Dungeon Ghyll via Band. Mon: Kirkstone Pass, High Street. Tue: Helvellyn, Fairfield. Wed: Fairfield in a complete white out, our first EPIC! Straight up Heron Pike, north over Great Rigg to summit. Hard work, knee deep in snow, driving wind/ice particles. 1st attempt to descend to Kirkstone Pass, 300 ft down then decided too dangerous. Retraced steps over summit, descended to wall (Smallwaite Band). 2nd attempt, appeared too dangerous again, so headed north. Getting dark now, over Middle Dod to another wall. Followed to road, forded river. 3 km walk to car, got lift within 10 mins. What a day! Changed out of wet clothes, then drove home.